World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September
World Suicide Prevention Day is held each year on 10 September. It's an annual awareness raising event organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
More than 800,000 people take their lives each year across the world. In the UK and ROI, more than 6,000 people die by suicide a year - an average of 18 a day.
Reaching out to people who are going through a difficult time can be a game changer. People who are feeling low or suicidal often feel worthless and think that no-one cares. Small things like hearing from friends or family, feeling listened to or just being told that 'it's ok to talk' can make a huge difference.
Start a conversation today if you think a friend, colleague or family member may be struggling.
If you know someone, or need help for yourself, the Samaritans are there for you every single day throughout the year, follow the link to see how you can reach out now - www.samaritans.org